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Comment Re:i have to name call (Score 0) 779

You can vilify and demonize Russia as much as you want. But you cannot fool everybody. As much as you can try to defend your so-called Neutral Point of View (NPoV), but you don't actually seem to have one. How is that you are ignoring the Georgian atrocity in South Ossetia? Without acknowledging that nobody can really understand the Russian response. And you are resorting to name calling because you have no substantial evidence to support your theory (which I think is Russia is to be blamed for the current Georgian conflict!). People resort to name calling when they have no solid points to argue with!

And you are so naive to believe that USA has nothing to do with Georgia attacking South Ossetia. I only wish that American public were smarter than that. And the ultimate joke is that you have the idiocy to claim that I am a victim of propaganda. For the real victim please look into a mirror. I can now understand how Bush was able to cheat the Americans in the 2004 elections and become the President of USA. It should have been quite easy.


Journal Journal: Free Service Not Legally Enforceable?

Currently, in India, there is a plan to allow private fund managers to manage the employees provident fund. This money is of the order of Indian Rupees 1.4 Lakh Crores (INR 1400 Billion). Two asset management companies came forward to provide this fund manager service free of cost stating that they "hoped to get compensated in terms of enhanced reputation and brand value". But this offer was rej
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Journal Journal: Copyright of Wedding Album

Based on my brother's recent experience with his photographer I have written an article discussing why the copyright of the wedding album must mandatorily go to the bride and groom and not to the photographer who has been hired to provide the service of capturing the photographs. One of the reason is that the wedding album is a private recording of a private function organized by the bride and groom and so

Submission + - Copyright of Wedding Photos 2

MissingRainbow writes: "A few days ago I had a conversation with my elder brother who is a doctor in United Kingdom. While discussing about copyrights he informed me of a peculiar situation, which I found difficult to fathom. He told me that the copyright for his wedding photos is held by the company that he hired for the purpose, and that if he needs any photos to be printed he must get it from the same company. He also told me that the charges are quite high. My question to all of you is this: Does this have legal standing? How can the company retain copyright for the photos of a private marriage function? Since these photos are not meant for publishing does the question of copyright even arise? Or can they publish those wedding photos without permission from my brother? What happens if that company shuts down? Why cannot my brother avail the benefits of competition between different photo-printing companies to get a better deal? Can anything be done about this?"

Submission + - The product is licensed, not sold (

MissingRainbow writes: "To avoid paying taxes in India, Microsoft wanted the court to believe that it is selling its product and that there are no royalty payments involved. But their EULA states "the product is licensed, not sold". Microsoft's own EULA worked against them in this particular case. "Royalty, under domestic law, is taxable at 15%. With the addition of interest payable for all these years, the total tax liability could be about Rs 700 crore." The court ruled against Microsoft."

Submission + - India Rejects Microsofts OOXML (

MissingRainbow writes: "India has officially rejected Microsoft's OOXML document format. The news article states that, "when the committee participants were asked: "Should India change its September 2007 No vote to Yes?", 13 voted with a 'No' including the Department of Information Technology (DIT), National Informatics Centre (NIC), CDAC, IIT-Mumbai, IIM-Ahmedabad, Red Hat, IBM and Sun Microsystems. " I think that this means, in the not so far into the future, ODF will be the most popular document format."

Submission + - MS Office 2007 Software As Pre-Paid Service (

MissingRainbow writes: "Microsoft Office 2007 software is now available as a pre-paid service in India. While buying a computer you can obtain a pre-paid license for a specific duration (say six months). And after that period, it can be renewed. They are comparing this service with the mobile pre-paid cellular services. The price difference between perpetual license and this pre-paid license is quite huge. A perpetual license would cost INR 15,000/- while a pre-paid license for six months would cost just INR 1500/-. So if the MS Office release cycle is less than 5 years, it would make sense to go with the pre-paid option. Otherwise why would anybody want to go pre-paid?"
Red Hat Software

Submission + - Extremely Rare - Flower Hat Jelly (

vints777 writes: ""AMAZING IMAGES of the flower hat jelly, a rare species of jellyfish occurring primarily in Brazil, Argentina, and off southern Japan. Characterized by lustrous tentacles that coil and adhere to its rim when not in use, the flower hat jellys bell is translucent and pinstriped with opaque bands, making it easily recognizable.""
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Submission + - Variety's Scathing SMG Review Sponsored by...Sony? 1

Cymoro writes: Talk about fair and balanced journalism. On Monday, Variety published a review of Super Mario Galaxy, which had been released the same day. However, their first impressions of the game were less than stellar. Astute readers did happen to notice a "Sponsored by Sony" located at the top of the page, and a strong comparison to Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction. Is it possible that Sony is paying off reviewers now to hold off Nintendo's sales?

Feed The Register: Reno 911: World's largest reboot underway (

The sound of 10,000 OSes clapping

SCO7 You were up all night writing those last lines of code to ensure mega-demonstration success. And this code is a real pain in the ass to deal with because it has to spread across a 72-processor cluster. But, with a bit of perseverance, you nail it, pop open a beer and wait for the glories to follow when show attendees see your genius on the conference floor.

Feed The Register: Cig-lighter electropulse cannons offered to US plods (

Cold dead turkey strangely incapable of flight

Electromagnetic weapons designed to zap circuitry have long been a favourite speculation of war-tech buffs. Consensus opinion suggests that the only energy source capable of powering a useful pulse strike is a nuclear explosion, or perhaps in the near future a largish conventional bomb. But a recent report in MIT Tech Review suggests that actually it can be done with a car alternator.

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